Heritage Towns and Villages

Include a driving tour to the charming small towns, villages and hamlets that surround us and experience good old-fashioned service and friendly hospitality.


BayfieldA charming lakeside village where you can stroll down historic main street for interesting gift shops, clothing stores, art galleries and wonderful restaurants. Bayfield also has a natural harbour, docking facilities, and fishing in the river or off the pier.

St. Joseph, Zurich and Hensall

StJosephZurichHensalThree charming nearby towns surrounding Brentwood, each with its own vibrant history and events such as the Zurich Bean Festival.

Grand Bend

GrandBendA popular beach town featuring a variety of restaurants, bars and clubs. Many activities to enjoy such as sea doo rentals, mini golf, tennis, golf, a nearby drive-in theatre, the Grand Bend Motorplex, art galleries, live theatre and a museum. The Pinery Provincial Park is located on Highway 21 – a 10 minute drive south of Grand Bend.


ExeterExeter has a vibrant downtown shopping area with upscale ladies wear, Quilts & Calicos quilting store, Sugar & Spice chocolate store and a childrens’ clothing store The Purple Turtle, furniture store. Many outdoor activities and locations to explore around town such as the McNaughton-Morrison Hiking Trail, the Morrison Dam, picnic area, fishing, canoeing, and the Ironwood and Exeter Golf Courses.


BlythThe Blyth Centre for the Arts is a year-round centre of cultural activity for southwestern Ontario. In addition to the Blyth Festival, the Centre includes an Art Gallery that showcases three professional exhibits, one non-juried community show and co-ordinates a student exhibit each season.


GoderichA 25 minute drive north from Brentwood on the Beach on Highway 21, Goderich is situated at the mouth of the Maitland River on Lake Huron. It is home to the only deep sea port on the Canadian side where visitors and locals alike congregate at the harbour to watch the massive grain and salt ships come in for their fill.


SeaforthThis two time national award winning community, with its wide main street, and well-preserved 19th century architecture, has a vibrant business district featuring an attractive blend of service and retail. Only minutes from its core is the Seaforth Golf Club, a mature and challenging golf course, with the rich tradition of hospitality and friendliness of small town Ontario.